The father of the missing 5-year-old Summer Wells was arrested Saturday night and is facing multiple charges. Donald Wells was reportedly arrested in Hawkins County for DUI and other charges unrelated to his daughter’s disappearance.
The Wells family posted a statement titled “Thank You For Prayers” on their website dedicated to finding 5-year-old Summer Wells. The child was last seen at her family’s home in Rogersville around 6:30 p.m. on June 15 after her mother said the child returned inside from gardening with her grandmother.
“[T]hank you everyone for kind messages,” the statement reads. “There are no words to what each day and night is like. We needed cigarettes. IT was a stupid decision. Please keep us in prayer. Keep Don. This pain wont go away. thank you”
Donald Wells is facing multiple charges, including a DUI, having an open container, violation of financial responsibility and others, Sgt. Betty Crawford told WJHL-TV.
No other details about the arrest were immediately released.